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Suspension hitting hard

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rjclemen, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    rjclemen

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    So this will be my second post on these forums so im kinda new :).

    I just recently purchased a 2007 Taco pre-runner with only 20k miles on it. The day I brought it home the suspension seemed kinda rough. When I go over speed bumps at what seems like a normal speed I would take a speed bump at (10-15 mph) the truck seems to almost bottom out aka hits really hard. I have an extended warranty on it so I might just take it to the dealership, but when and if I go I would like to have an educated suggestion as to the problem and a possible solution. Does anyone have a clue as to what might cause this problem? I could always just be concerned about nothing.

    btw these forums are awesome and hopefully I can start to contribute to them shortly.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Where are you bottoming out? Front or Back or Both?

    Is this truck stock or has it been lifted?
     
  3. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    nad

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    ya if its the back then you are probably hitting the bump stops and need the rear tsb done
     
  4. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Yeah its the back end. and the suspension is stock
     
  5. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    X2 Classic symptoms.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    what consists of doing the rear tsb? not exactly suspension savy.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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  8. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    Thanks for the help. Solving car problems while in estimating class = priceless :D
     
  9. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    i would like to add to this. say i got the tsb and added icons aal, would the truck sit higher in ther back due to the different leaf pack after tsb vs. without tsb and icon aal? if so from above how much higher will the back end sit with the tsb?
     
  10. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Yes...The Icon AAl will add a pretty close amount to both..but the TSB springs seem to sit between .5 and 1 inch higher. Different results for different folks.
     
  11. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    What are these Icon AAI's?
     
  12. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    which is the best way to go then? tsb and icon aal with front c/o. my truck is also a prerunner. so the front is already lower almost 2 inches. my front bushings are cracked and the drivers side is broken so the left front sags.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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  14. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    I prob coulda figured that one out if my brain wasnt fried from block estimating lol
     
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